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Homeowners seeking compensation for mica are waiting nine months to get to the first stage of the three-step redress scheme. It’s estimated over 5,000 homes are affected by the defective blocks but just 475 people have applied to the scheme. The Business Post reports only one in 15 applicants have…

Homes impacted by the Mica or pyrite conditions in Donegal and Sligo could be line to recieve contributions from banks and insurance companies. The Housing Minister says good progress is being made in talks on changes to the scheme.   Homeowners across the west and north west of the Country…

Donegal County Council are holding a Special Meeting on Friday around the mica scandal. New Cathaoirleach of the local authority, Jack Murray, has called the online meeting. The objective is to discuss concern from homeowner over defective blocks and the redress scheme. Speaking to OceanFM News, he says it’s important…

Homeowners in Donegal and Mayo impacted by Mica are to receive a six-year exemption from the Local Property Tax, however, it’s not yet clear whether similar allowances will be made for those impacted by the condition in Sligo. Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohue announced the measures yesterday adding that they…

A working group, set up to tackle the mica and pyrite building blocks controversy, will meet for the first time later.   The 12 person group includes affected homeowners from Donegal and Mayo, local authority representatives, and the Department of Housing.   The Taoiseach and Housing Minister are also expected…

Homeowners affected by defective mica blocks will sit down with the Housing Minister on Wednesday. Residents along with representatives from local authorities and the Department of Housing, make up a working group set up to examine the scandal. They’ll begin by reviewing the compensation scheme available to homeowners, with a…

Anger among householders whose properties are affected by Mica is expected to be seen in submissions on the Local Property Tax that some local authorities are now seeking from the public. Among the local authorities now asking the public for their opinions on the Property Tax is Donegal County Council.…